Amy Meckeler is a founding member of ARSJ. She has worked as a public relations writer and administrator for higher education for 15 years and over numerous years has contributed to developing and implementing a range of social justice initiatives. Ms. Meckeler earned her M.A. in Sociology and Social Justice at Kean University (New Jersey). Part of her social action work in ARSJ includes training community organizers and volunteers on the dynamics of power and privilege, facilitating the organization's Participatory Action Research (PAR) initiative, coalition building, and challenging local and state public policy makers to create relevant policies for families affected by domestic and community violence. She has also served in various roles in the LGBTIQQ community.
TBD, Vice Chairperson
Jeff Garfinkle, Treasurer
Jeff Garfinkle is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New Jersey and works in the corporate finance world as Controller/Chief Financial Officer. He has 30 years of experience in both public and private accounting, dealing with medium to large growing businesses, and he has expertise in computer technology and systems. He has a B.A. in Business Administration from Rutgers University (New Jersey) along with numerous continuing professional education credits in computers, taxes, and accounting topics. Mr. Garfinkle has been an active member in ARSJ, participating in court watches in Middlesex and Somerset County and various other projects since 2004.
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." - Desmond Tutu